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What’s Trending in Brambleton – January Edition

January 12, 2016 | by brambleton

Welcome to a new year in Brambleton!

#ArmorUp for a Healthy 2016

We want to make Brambleton the healthiest place to live, so we’re kicking off the ArmorUp Campaign on March 1st!  Founded by Brambletonian and cancer-survivor, Loriana Hernandez-Aldama, and sponsored by Brambleton and Sport&Health, the ArmorUp Campaign is a 30-day wellness challenge designed to prepare participants to be “fit for the fight” for whatever comes their way.  All proceeds from the $30 participation fee will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  So pull together a team of co-workers, friends or family to join you in the challenge and help spread the word on social media with #ArmorUp and #IGotThis.

Luxury Living Downtown Brambleton Coming Soon

Have you ever wanted to live Downtown? Brambleton’s newest builder, Knutson Homes, has shared these beautiful renderings. Their 3D model and sales office are anticipated to be ready in February.  Sign up on their VIP list here www.livedowntownbrambleton.com.

Features include: Rooftop Terrace Yard in the Sky, 4th Floor Sun Room, Sliding Glass Wall System, Outdoor Fireplaces & Kitchens, Ground Floor In-Law Suites, Second Floor Rear Terrace, Single-Family-Size Owner’s Suites, Private Elevator, Auxiliary Solar Panel Energy & more.

Thank you for your Generosity!

On January 7th, Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees/Brambleton was able to present a check to the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation for $5,100! Thank you, Brambleton, for your generosity! Now in its 3rd year, the Christmas tree sales have generated nearly $13,000 to this worthwhile cause!

Brambleton Giving Back in 2015:

  • Brambleton Group donated $29,000 to local schools
  • Brambleton Group donated $28,500 to local charities (Good Shepherd, HomeAid, Stop Hunger Now, Down syndrome, cancer research, etc)
  • Brambleton contributed $65,000 to sponsor popular resident events: i.e., Kids’ Triathlon, Red, White & BRAM, summer concerts, Fall Fest, trick-or-treating, Lace Up For Learning & holiday events
  • Sales from Suzanne Eaton Christmas Trees totaled $5,100 for The Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Brambletonians donated gifts to 88 “angels” for the Salvation Army Angel Tree
  • Residents helped fill multiple firetrucks full of new toys during the annual Santa’s Holiday Coalition Run
  • Cub Scout Pack 1500 collected over 1,900 pounds of non-perishable food items during their annual Scouting for Food

Brambleton 2015 Rewind

Ringing In Hope New Year’s Eve

By: Kathy Hatem

The events kicked off at noon as nearly 125 participants made their way around the 1K Fun Run/Walk course along with family and friends. Children proudly displayed jingle bells around their necks to “ring in hope” for the New Year. Pony rides and a barrel train, temporary tattoos, music, moon bounces, and more offered entertainment for the younger ones after the Fun Run/Walk. Participants also enjoyed Chick-fil-A at the finish line, as well as a free brew at the Lost Rhino Retreat!

The pre-race warmups attracted large crowds this year, and at 1 pm the 5K and 10K runners set off on their respective races. 5K winners included Laurel Le Moigne of Springfield, VA with a time of 18:31 (lady’s first place), and Sam Lushinski of Ashburn, Va, with a time of 17:14 (men’s 1st place). The 10K event featured winners: Tatiana Sheptock of South Riding, VA with a time of 40:03; Steve Hammel of Hamilton, VA came in first place for the men with a time of 36:25. Nearly $5,000 in awards and prizes were awarded during the event to winners from each age category as well as to overall winners and recipients of raffle prizes, thanks to the generosity of our community supporters and sponsors.

Brambleton TV’s New Meet the Merchant Commercial Series – Sport & Health!

The Brambleton Town Center is pleased to debut another Meet the Merchant Brambleton TV Commercial. Our next stop is the wonderful Sport & Health at Brambleton. Go ahead and step inside and experience Sport & Health, let them help you say #IGotThis. You will feel the excitement, energy, inspiration, and feel like you belong! 

Please go to our Talk of the Town Playlist on Youtube to view all the commercials, or you can view them on Verizon FiOS Channel 42. Brambletonians – did you know that the Brambleton TV Channel can now be viewed on your mobile device? Just download the Verizon app today!

Meet Brambleton’s Spotlight Realtor of the Month, Heather Gosman

Hello. My name is Heather Gosman, a two-time Brambleton homeowner and resident since 2003. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with coursework in Finance from Virginia Tech. Real estate has been a passion of mine and I’ve held my Virginia Real Estate license since 1995. I am a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR) and a multi-year NVAR Top Producer Multi-Million Dollar Award. I have closed more than 110 Brambleton real estate transactions. The highlight of my career was in 2015 when I was named one of Washington’s top real estate agents by Washingtonian magazine.

I have been active in Brambleton and served on the original Homeowner Advisory Committee. I’m knowledgeable of Ashburn-area real estate activities and would be honored if you would allow me to represent you in your home purchase and/or sale.  

Pictured here are my adorable kids, Haley and Conner

Development Construction Update

New underpasses at Creighton Road and Northstar are NOW OPEN! Creighton Road extension to Evergreen Mills Road, future tennis courts and the new Madison’s Trust Elementary school are still under construction. For more information on our 2020 Vision, please visit our website here and for more construction photos, please go to our album on Facebook. The Loudoun County Government handbook on the latest transportation projects can be viewed here. Madison’s Trust Elementary boundary information can be found here.

Town Center Tidbits
  • This Month’s Spotlight Tenant: Sport&HealthStop by the Welcome Center and pick up any one of the 3 free passes they are giving away. You can also enter your name in a free drawing for the chance to win a 1-year membership at Sport&Health when you stop by! Check out their Facebook page for more details!  If you are hearing some loud noises coming from the club, it’s not weights dropping, it’s walls falling!  They’ve taken over the space previously occupied by ReMax and are adding a 4,000 square-foot weight room!  They expect construction to be completed by late February, with an opening in early March.  Join now for pre-construction pricing!  Call 703.774.9500 and ask for details about the construction and our latest membership options.
  • The Brambleton Town Center Associates and Rappaport Companies would like to congratulate the winner of the 2015 Shopping Spree, Bill Iglhaut.  We are pleased to announce he selected Rock Ridge High School for the $1,000 donation! Presentation should be in the next few weeks.
  • Have a home-based business? The UPS Store can help! – Give your business a professional makeover with a mailbox from The UPS Store. You’ll get your very own street address, and they’ll even text you when your packages arrive. Stop in and ask how new box holders can get three months for free.
  • Lost Rhino Retreat Monday Specials – Stop by The Lost Rhino Retreat every Monday and fill up your growler for 1/2 off! Follow all the latest from The Lost Rhino on their Facebook page!

Brambleton Town Center’s re-designed newsletter is now available for viewing!
Pick up your copy today at the Brambleton Welcome Center or view the digital copy here.

Did you know?

Brambleton Sport & Health, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, A&A Music, Little Smiles & Costa Family Dentistry are all expanding!

Builder Buzz

  • Home of the Week: Camberley Homes’ English Manor Devon – $574,990*. Homesite 4426, 42570 Dreamweaver Drive, Brambleton, VA  20148.
    Ready Now! Full Brick front home with 2-car garage, 4 finished levels with rooftop terrace, over 4,000 square feet, Open style floor plan with large custom island, Gas Fireplace  in family room, Full bath in lower level. South/West facing. Contact Reni Milbert at 703.327.2231.
  • Experience downtown living with Knutson‘s new townhomes in Brambleton, coming this winter. Join their VIP list today: www.LiveDowntownBrambleton.com.

Single-Family Homes:

  • The average base price of single-families in Brambleton = $685,820* (represents a 0.4% increase from last month)
  • The average price of single-family homes has decreased 0.8% over the past year (since January ’15).
  • Between our two builders (Winchester & Van Metre), there are 44 single-families in remaining inventory.

Town Homes:

  • The average base price of all townhomes in Brambleton = $484,260*
  • This represents a 0.3% increase from last month, and 1.6% increase over this same time last year (January ’15).
  • Camberley Homes dropped the base price of their Devon plan by $5k this month.  The new base price is $504,900
  • Miller & Smith has sold out of their Aurora and Tremont plans in the Skyview and South Lawn Collections, respectively
  • Our builders currently have a total of 279 townhomes in inventory.

Brambleton Sales

2015 YTD Sales = 367

  • 2015 Year-to-Date single-family home sales = 93
  • 2015 Year-to-Date townhome sales = 274

PTD Sales = 4,906

  • Project-to-Date single-family home sales = 2,021
  • Project-to-Date townhome sales = 2,086
  • Project-to-Date condo sales = 799

*New contracts only, prices, terms, conditions subject to change

Brambleton’s Builder Model Home Video Tours can be viewed on our Youtube Playlist here.
Need a new home now? View a list of Brambleton’s Quick Delivery homes here.

Brambleton Community Association News

January Community 2016 Newsletter – This is the latest monthly community news from the Brambleton Community Association. Click here to view the January Newsletter and click here to view the 2016 New Resident Handbook (iPad friendly). You can also follow their latest news LIVE on Facebook

Advertising with BCA – If you are a business owner in or near Brambleton and would like to grow your business by getting your name in front of more than 4,500 subscribers, please contact Sonya Farrell to inquire about ad space availability in our monthly newsletter and New Resident Handbook. For the first time in years, a full-page space has become available in the Newsletter.  Please contact us today with any questions or to secure your space while it’s still available.

Brambleton’s 2016 Calendar of Events
www.brambleton.com/events
Underground Find Slows Silver Line Construction

Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss reports on an issue deep below the Dulles Toll Road that has slowed, but not stopped the second phase of the Silver Line. View report here.

The county continues to prepare for the arrival of rail service and the opening of two Loudoun County Metro stations, Loudoun Gateway (formerly known as Route 606) and Ashburn (formerly known as Route 772).  Service to the Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn Stations is expected to begin in 2020. The photo above was taken recently of the progress at the Dulles International Airport.

To keep up to date on the project, visit: www.loudoun.gov/dullesrail. Learn more about the Silver Line: www.dullesmetro.com

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